Life’s too much of a drag to make your own meals during Pride week, right? Well, thankfully, Drag Race alum Charlie Hides has come to save the day alongside delivery service Deliveroo with a Drag Race-inspired menu that’s enough to make you gag (in a good way, obvz).
Teaming up with Absurd Bird to launch five UK RU-staurants, the menu inspired by the show’s most famous queens will be available on Deliveroo in London, Bath, Exeter and Glasgow. All profits go to LGBT+ youth homelessness charity, The Albert Kennedy Trust as Deloveroo continues to support the LGBTQ community.
For this week’s maxi challenge, Absurd Bird were tasked with coming up with five delicious dishes inspired by some of Drag Race’s greatest contestants. Our verdict? Shante they stay! As a matter of fact, they got us feeling all Stacy Layne Matthews right now.
Get your mouth around Charlie’s sliders, including:
The Valentina (I’d like to leaves it on please)
Veggie burger with double lettuce and extra spinach leaves (and a double wrapper)
The Chicken Latrice Royale
Large and in charge with a double dose of southern fried chicken
The Vanessa Vanjie Wit’mayo
Classic fried chicken burger with mayo and extra hot BAM sauce
The Charlie Sliders all cost ten, ten, tens across the board (£10) with all profits going to support the incredible work of the Albert Kennedy Trust.
For the occasion and to celebrate the love of Pride, Deliveroo has been rebranded as Deloveroo “as part of our continued efforts to create visibility around LGBTQ+ causes,” said Joe Groves. He added that “celebrating love in all its forms is at the core of the Deliveroo brand and we are proud to play our part in PRIDE once again. The Drag community is pivotal to the story-telling of the LGBTQ+ community, so honouring some of these icons seemed like the perfect way to help us spread the word and raise money for a great charity.”
Season 9 Queen Charlie Hides said, “the Deliver-Ru restaurant is the only place you should be ordering lunch and dinner from this pride because the food is almost as delicious as me and the profits go to a brilliant cause…So sashay your way onto Deliveroo right now and let’s raise some money folks!”
Tim Sigsworth, CEO of Albert Kennedy Trust said “What a delicious way to raise funds and prevent LGBTQ+ youth homeless. It takes just £25 to keep a young person safe for one night after facing homelessness or abuse just for being who they are. No young person should have to choose between a safe home and being who they are.”
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